Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler, right, is sacked by Utah defensive end Hunter Dimick during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cameron Smith returned the second of his three interceptions 54 yards for a touchdown, and Southern California knocked No. 3 Utah from the unbeaten ranks with a 42-24 victory Saturday night.
Ronald Jones II, Justin Davis and fullback Soma Vainuku rushed for scores to help the Trojans (4-3, 2-2 Pac-12) snap their two-game skid and earn a victory for interim coach Clay Helton in his debut game at the Coliseum.
Cody Kessler passed for 264 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score, while JuJu Smith-Schuster had eight catches for 143 yards and a fourth-quarter TD that wrapped up the win.
Britain Covey caught two touchdown passes for the Utes (6-1, 3-1), whose eight-game winning streak ended.
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